You’re going about your daily business on the job and something goes wrong. You feel the pain, you know you’re hurt, but your first instinct is to hide your injury and go on with your day as if nothing happened. These first minutes and hours after the injury are critical, and could mean the difference between a comfortable recovery and a difficult struggle with medical bills and stalled income. Let the experienced workplace injury lawyers at Domnitz and Domnitz be your guide, with helpful advice about what to do next.
Ensure Your Safety First
Accidents are traumatic, and when they happen at work there is an extra layer of confusion and panic involved. First, before any thought of policies and procedures, ensure that you are physically safe and that there is no further danger to yourself or anyone else. Call security, or inform those around you that an accident has occurred.
See a Doctor or Call Emergency Services
If you need medical attention, don’t delay. Call for an ambulance yourself or ask for the assistance of a co-worker. Your physical well-being is your first priority.
Make a Work-Related Accident Report Immediately
Once your physical health is assured, don’t delay, file a report right away. Documentation is critical to your case, and your honest and forthright reporting of the incident is needed without delay. Immediately call your human resources department to start the procedure and file an accident report. Once filed, this report serves as a factual record of the events that led to your injury, and protects you from any falsification that may be engineered to protect your employer. Time is of the essence.
Secure a Workplace Injury Attorney
The state places strict limits on Workers’ Compensation claims and, unfortunately, they do not fully replace lost wages, pay medical bills or provide adequate compensation for pain and suffering when you are unable to work. At the Milwaukee offices of Domnitz & Domnitz, we have helped Wisconsin families to recover compensation beyond Workers’ Comp after a serious job accident.
Contact Domnitz & Domnitz today
To schedule a free initial consultation with a Milwaukee personal injury attorney, call Domnitz & Domnitz, S.C. We have the resources to provide top-notch representation in a wide variety of legal issues. Contact our Milwaukee personal injury attorneys online or call 414-289-0909 today for a free consultation and review of your legal rights from respected Milwaukee attorneys.